Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs Suspended Licensing Regulations

(Apr 03, 2020)

Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs Suspended Licensing Regulations Read more


Taking COVID-19 seriously

(Mar 24, 2020)

Taking COVID-19 seriously Read more


COVID-19 Helpful Resources

(Mar 23, 2020)

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic affecting Pennsylvania, we wanted to provide you with the following resources and information to help you and your family in the days ahead. Please note that this webpage will be updated as needed with additional information and resources. State Services and Resources The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has created a COVID-19 guide to assist everyone. It includes information on social distancing, mental health resources, unemployment, food assistance, changes from PennDOT and resources for small business: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/ For individuals : https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForIndividuals For families : https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForFamilies For businesses : https://dced.pa.gov/resources COVID Support for PA Businesses : The following provides information and and links to federal, state, local and private resources. https://www.pahouse.com/News/?id=113388 https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForBusinessesUtilities The following link provides you with information on what steps Pennsylvania utilities have taken to assist customers, including a moratorium on shutoffs for all regulated utilities: https://pahouse.com/News/?id=113134 Sign Up for PA Alerts Sign up for emergency and weather alerts, health notifications, building alerts and other Read more


Miller, ACHDD seek to support school districts, families, first responders and small businesses during outbreak

(Mar 13, 2020)

HARRISBURG, March 13 – State Rep. Dan Miller, chairman of the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation, and fellow ACHDD members on Friday announced their legislative priorities to support Pennsylvania during the coronavirus outbreak, including the need to support low-income and working-class families without paid family leave or the ability to work from home. Miller, as well as state Reps. Austin Davis, Dan Deasy, Tony DeLuca, House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, Dan Frankel, Ed Gainey, Sara Innamorato, Bill Kortz, Anita Kulik, Summer Lee, Brandon Markosek, Adam Ravenstahl, Harry Readshaw and Jake Wheatley issued the following statement in response to Friday’s statewide school closure: “The delegation, first and foremost, wants to be supportive of the school districts during this time. It is clear that both they and the governor are motivated by an abundance of concern for the health and safety of both their students and staff. We respect their decision and will work to support their needs in Harrisburg. However, while the closure may have been a necessary step, it is not without its subsequent challenges -- and those challenges must be addressed by the legislature. “At a minimum, in order to help people across Pennsylvania, Harrisburg should prioritize the following items for discussion and vote: Paid family leave legislation. Emergency funding for childcare support. Assistance for Read more


Important Voting and Census Information

(Mar 12, 2020)

Your vote and your participation matters! Read more


Real ID Update

(Mar 12, 2020)

REAL IDs are now available. October 1, 2020 is the deadline to get a REAL ID. Read more


Readshaw: Local school districts awarded more than $1 million

(Feb 26, 2020)

A total of more than $1 million in state funding has been awarded to three schools within the 36th Legislative District to support and implement school safety initiatives, announced state Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny. Read more


Readshaw announces six grants for local fire and emergency medical service organizations

(Jan 21, 2020)

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, announced the award of $77,619 in state grants to six fire and ambulance companies in the 36th Legislative District. Read more


Readshaw announces $35,000 grant to advance STEM education

(Jan 17, 2020)

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, announced a $35,000 PAsmart Grant award to the Brentwood Borough School District for the advancement of computer science classes and teacher training. Read more


House adopts Readshaw resolution marking American Education Week in Pennsylvania

(Jan 13, 2020)

House Resolution 606, introduced by state Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, was unanimously adopted by the House today. Read more


Readshaw announces retirement from Pa. House

(Jan 07, 2020)

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh and the longest-serving representative of the 36th Legislative District, announced today that he will retire from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives at the conclusion of the 2019-20 legislative session. Read more


House adopts Readshaw resolution honoring Veterans’ Courts

(Dec 19, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 19 – House Resolution 554, introduced by state Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, was unanimously adopted by the House on Wednesday, Dec. 17. Read more


Thanksgiving Thoughts

(Nov 26, 2019)

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! Read more


Opportunity for Veterans

(Nov 22, 2019)

Opportunity for Veterans As Democratic Chairman of the House Professional Licensure Committee and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, I would like to share an opportunity for veterans to learn a licensed occupation at an accelerated pace. Read more


Readshaw resolution aims to increase awareness and advocacy

(Nov 20, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 20 – The House adopted a resolution declaring Nov. 16 through Nov. 24 Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, as introduced by state Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny. Read more


Readshaw announces $610,000 in grants to renovate parks

(Nov 14, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 14 – State Rep. Harry Readshaw said $610,000 in state grants will lead to renovations and improvements at local parks in Baldwin Borough and Pittsburgh. Read more


Readshaw: $500,000 grant to assist in corridor reconstruction

(Nov 13, 2019)

A $500,000 state grant will aid in the reconstruction on the South 21st Street corridor in Pittsburgh, state Rep. Harry Readshaw announced today. Read more


Heating Assistance Available

(Nov 08, 2019)

Help with Heating Your Home The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application process is now underway for the 2019-20 calendar year. This program provides qualified residents (either those who own their homes, or renters) assistance with paying heating bills. You can apply online by clicking here , or by calling 1-866-857-7095 . The application process closes April 10, 2020. Speed Cameras In Work Zones The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission are now implementing the Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement (AWZSE) pilot program in an effort to reduce work zone speeding, change driver behavior, and improve work zone safety for workers and motorists. Automated speed enforcement units will be deployed to active work zones during a 60-day pre-enforcement period. During this time, violations will not be issued. Enforcement is anticipated to begin in early 2020. This new program uses vehicle-mounted timing devices to detect and record motorists exceeding posted work zone speed limits by 11 miles per hour or more. They are only operational in active work zones where workers are present. Please note, once enforcement begins, registered vehicle owners will receive a warning letter for a first offense, a violation notice and $75 fine for a second offense; and a violation notice and $150 fine for third and subsequent offenses. These are considered civil penalties only and no points will be Read more


Readshaw announces $64,800 in school safety grants for district

(Oct 22, 2019)

– State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, today announced that $64,800 in state school safety dollars are heading to his district via the Safe Schools Targeted Grant Program. Read more


Readshaw announces $61,750 grant for Brentwood Library

(Oct 17, 2019)

State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, today announced that the Brentwood Library will receive $61,750 in state funding toward replacing the roof. Read more